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Tag Archives: phone hacking
In my research I keep bumping up against the confusingly thorny – if woolly – issue of the “public interest”, a concept at the heart of media debates, the Leveson Inquiry and recent privacy and libel cases. There is surprisingly … Continue reading
Last week was once again dominated by the Leveson Inquiry, with oral evidence from a variety of high profile figures: some famous for their role in entertainment and sport; others thrown into the limelight by traumatic circumstances. Read my full … Continue reading
“To this [civil] liberty, the greatest danger is always posed by those who are the most powerful in the country by dint of their positions, estate, or wealth. Not only can they easily abuse the power they hold, but also … Continue reading
In this guest post, Cleland Thom, a media trainer, argues that there is a “frightening range” of English legislation that inhibits good journalism There is an increasing range of legislation that can criminalise journalists. The alleged law-breaking by journalists at … Continue reading
Interwoven in the phone hacking tapestry are numerous rivalries, arguments and personal battles. Louise Mensch MP and Piers Morgan ended up fighting it out on CNN last week, with Lord Sugar having his say too. BBC business correspondent Robert Peston … Continue reading
Guest post: The future of regulation as seen by Barry Turner, senior lecturer in media law, the Centre for Broadcasting and Journalism, Nottingham Trent University At last Friday’s dramatic press conference the Prime Minister announced that two inquiries would be … Continue reading
The Information Commissioner’s Operation Motorman and the subsequent reports, ‘What Price Privacy?’ and ‘What Price Privacy Now?’ are back in the news today despite being published in 2006. Why? Well, five years later, the BBC reports that police have asked … Continue reading
Another week consumed by phone hacking speculation and news. It’s very odd to see the story dominate the television and print headlines, when so many key developments were ignored by the majority of media outlets during 2009/10. Policeman turned columnist … Continue reading